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Blues Guitarist John Long at Books on Broad as part of the 18th annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival

10/04/2014 2:00 pm
10/04/2014 4:00 pm

 

Books on Broad will be hosting John Long on October 4th, 2014, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. His performance is part of the 18th Annual Carolina Downhome Blues Festival sponsored by the Fine Arts Center in Camden. Books on Broad is located at 944 Broad Street, Camden, S.C. 803-713-7323 M-S. The event is free and open to the public.

 

According to his website, John Long was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1950 and was first exposed to the music he’d make his life’s work not long after.  His mother played several stringed instruments and supplemented the household income by teaching local guitarists.  By the late 1950s John was absorbing the sounds of Jimmy Reed, Buster Brown, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Junior Parker, and all the rest of the R&B and jump blues of the day, and working on recreating those sounds with his own guitar. By the early 1960s he was playing professionally in local bands, and digging deeper into the blues, through Muddy, Wolf, and Elmore, to Tampa Red, Peetie Wheatstraw, Leroy Carr & Scrapper Blackwell, Lonnie Johnson and others.  As Long immersed himself in the pre-war, acoustic blues era, he began to find a home stylistically, and started writing his own original music, inspired in large part by his brother Claude, whom he still credits as his biggest influence.

 

Location: 
Street:
944 Broad St.
City:
Camden
,
Province:
South Carolina
Postal Code:
29020
Country:
United States

Star Wars Reads Day III

10/11/2014 10:30 am

                                                 

 

Location: 
Street:
944 Broad St.
City:
Camden
,
Province:
South Carolina
Postal Code:
29020
Country:
United States

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